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Another visit from David's grandmother
Air date May 26, 1978
(season finale)
Season Season 9 (1977-1978)
Sponsors Y, Z, 9
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Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 In the first light of the morning, David groggily makes his way to Hooper's Store. He tells the viewer his grandmother, Grace, is visiting and they spent half the night talking. He smells something delicious cooking inside the store and suspects Mr. Hooper is making breakfast, but Mr. Hooper is also outside with David. They find Grace inside making breakfast, having gotten the key from David earlier when he was half-asleep. They don't think the two of them can eat all the food she's prepared, but as Grace correctly assumes, the smell attracts many others to the store to eat.
Cartoon Junior has to jump across the pond to make the frog chorus.
(First: Episode 0926)
Muppets Ernie tries to count his balloons. The balloons are arranged in a circle, so he continues counting around the circle, and counts some of them twice. Grover has a solution -- he pops each of the balloons as he counts them.
(First: Episode 0133)
Cartoon Z for zebra and zoo
(First: Episode 0281)
Film Sesame Street Animal Films: Crocodile
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0410)
Cartoon Z In Space
(First: Episode 0509)
Muppets "The Zizzy Zoomers"
(First: Episode 0359)
Animation Sand Z/z
(First: Episode 0614)
Celebrity Arthur Ashe talks about practicing.
(First: Episode 0969)
Cartoon Jazz #9
(First: Episode 0137)
Film Ten zebras walk slow, while 10 other zebras walk fast.
(First: Episode 0367)
Cartoon The Sesame Street Vaudeville Theater presents "Near and Far," two performers, one of which is always near and the other is far. When the two switch places so "Far" can be more recognized, the act becomes "Wet and Dry" and "Far" gets doused with water.
SCENE 2 David and Maria protest Grace going to visit Oscar's trash can, assuming she'll stumble around in the darkness and get all dirty. Oscar tries giving her a tour and they hear all manner of sounds, from splashing in the pool to falling in mud puddles. Grace emerges from the can just as clean as she entered; the sounds were all Oscar.
Cartoon "Poverty Z" -- A figure tries to sell a Z. His only customer stops him by locking him inside a zoo cage.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0085)
Muppets At the Ice Follies, Grover is asked by Kermit (in voiceover) to demonstrate Near and Far.
(First: Episode 0904)
Cartoon Two alpine climbers hike up a letter Z and stake a claim on it.
(First: Episode 0281)
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Muppets Big Bird sings β€œAdmiral Bird”.
(First: Episode 0946)
Cartoon Z for Zebu
Artist: Jeff Hale
Film A young girl mashes away at the keys of a piano. As the years go by, she practices more and more until she's an adult playing at a recital.
(First: Episode 0637)
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Cartoon The word "YES" follows a man.
(First: Episode 0875)
Celebrity Arthur Ashe counts to 20.
(First: Episode 0781)
Film A girl catches a lobster.
(First: Episode 1125)
Cartoon A trainer announces that his talking dog will say YES, but he says NO instead.
Artist: Derek Lamb
(First: Episode 0511)
SCENE 3 David blends the parts of the word "GRANDMA."
Cartoon Sign Sounds: MONEY
Muppets Sesame Street News Flash: Kermit the Frog reports on the prince kissing Sleeping Beauty, but rather than waking her up, falls asleep himself.
(First: Episode 0483)
Cartoon A girl draws her version of a (stick-figure) man. A boy draws his version of a woman - the Mona Lisa.
(First: Episode 0780)
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Film George the Farmer is near when he's on a barrel; he's far when he's on the porch.
(First: Episode 0235)
Cartoonsignlanguageabc.jpg Cartoon β€œSigning Alphabet,” an animated film by Steve Finkin. Music for voice and electronics by Joan La Barbara.
(First: Episode 1056)
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Film The making of a jumpsuit, from the initial design to the finished product.
(First: Episode 0927)
Muppets Ernie & Bert β€” Ernie plays doctor and makes Bert be the patient for his check-up. He checks Bert's heart, mouth and more. At the end, Bert wonders how he is feeling, but Ernie can't tell him that until he's a real doctor, twenty-three years from now. Bert faints after Ernie's answer and Ernie wonders if there's a doctor in the house.
(First: Episode 0937)
SCENE 4 Grace regales the residents with stories of David's childhood, then wonders why she hasn't seen Big Bird at all during her visit. She stops by his nest, where Big Bird is moping. Her presence makes him think of his own Granny Bird and how much he misses her. Grace admits she feels sad sometimes too, as David is so grown up now, she misses being able to read to him and take care of him. The two find the both fill the void missing in each other's lives.
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Film Topi antelopes nod "yes."
Music by Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0411)
Cartoon He, She and It: The IT knows how harmonicas work.
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Celebrity Richie Cunningham sees Fonzie brushing his teeth, even though he hadn't eaten anything. Fonzie explains to Richie the importance of dental care, and then gives Richie a toothbrush of his own.
Cartoon "Martian Beauty" has nine hairs, nine bows, nine eyes, nine nostrils, nine arms, and nine toes.
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0316)
Film A girl puts on her coat all by herself.
Music: Joe Raposo
(First: Episode 0622)
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Cartoon Pinball Number Count #9
Animation by Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 1032)
Film Several people help a man when his car is stuck in the mud.
(First: Episode 0619)
Cartoon A yak discusses the letter "Y" on a stage, and is insulted when it is called a "Yakkity-yakkity-yak".
(First: Episode 0301)
Film David narrates some films showing the homes of animals.
(First: Episode 0452)
Cartoon Y for yawn
(First: Episode 0301)
SCENE 5 Everyone enjoys some tea at Hooper's as Grace recalls in her youth, she would visit friends in the city and they'd go out all night to fancy restaurants, plays and go dancing. The gang decides to do the same and they all put on their finest clothing for a night on the town.

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